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Brown University topped local listings in the Forbes 2018 Top Colleges in America ranking released Tuesday. It holds the No. 8 position in the top colleges, private schools and research institutions lists. Additionally, according to the Tuesday results, it is the No. 6 school in the Northeast. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Forbes announces college rankings featuring nine local schools

PROVIDENCE - Nine colleges and universities in Southeastern New England were listed in the latest Forbes' 2018 America's Top Colleges ranking published Tuesday.Brown University,...

Education, economic policy linked for gubernatorial candidates

By many measures, Rhode Island has long had a troubled education system. While most major gubernatorial candidates have at least paid lip service to...

School of Continuing Studies name change to reflect diversity of enrollment

PROVIDENCE - Starting in September, the Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies will be known as University College at Roger Williams University.The announcement...
DAVID E LAMBERT was named director of the Justice System Training and Research Institute at Roger Williams University. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Lambert selected to lead RWU Justice System Training and Research Institute

BRISTOL - David E. Lambert has been named the director of the Justice System Training and Research Institute at Roger Williams University the school announced Wednesday.Lambert,...

RWU students design brand identity for R.I.’s first teen recovery center

PROVIDENCE – As part of a Community Partnerships Center project, Roger Williams University students worked with The Providence Center to develop a brand identity...
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Most-read stories on PBN.com, July 2018

1. 2018 40 Under Forty winners feted at Aldrich Mansion POSTED ONLINE: JULY 20. A record crowd of 475 took the occasion of a...
ON WEDNESDAY, LendEDU released its third Student Loan Debt by School & State report. For the second time in three years, Rhode Island was ranked second-worst in the nation for average student loan debt. / COURTESY LENDEDU

LendEDU: Twice in 3 years, R.I. student debt second-worst in nation

PROVIDENCE – In one year, average student debt among Rhode Islanders has jumped 15.78 percent for an average $35,371 per Class of 2017 borrower...
ACCORDING TO A July poll from Roger Williams University and WPRI-TV CBS 12, the race for governor remains a dead heat between Democratic Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Republican Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung. All told, there seem to be six major candidates for the state's top elected office. / PBN FILE PHOTOS/MICHAEL SALERNO AND RUPERT WHITELEY

Poll: Raimondo, Fung neck and neck in R.I. gubernatorial race

BRISTOL – With Election Day scheduled in exactly three months, the race for governor remains deadlocked, according to a Roger Williams University and WPRI-TV CBS...
CONSUMPTION COUNTS: Saroj Bhandari, left, and Lanna Nawa founded Impact Everything to help make retail purchases produce a greater social good, such as having the purchase price go toward the cost of planting a tree. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Socially responsible retailing on College Hill

Every time someone buys a product at a new Providence retail store, something good is happening across the globe.The concept behind Impact Everything LLC,...
COMPOST CENTRAL: Jayne Merner Senecal, owner of Earth Care Farm in Charlestown, the largest commercial-scale licensed composting facility in the state, with Jeff Glover, farm support, who is holding a grabber and bucket that he uses to clean the piles of unwanted items. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does Rhode Island have right approach on food waste?

Tucked in a residential neighborhood of mostly rural Charlestown is the state’s largest commercial-scale compost-processing facility.Second-generation Earth Care Farm owner Jayne Merner Senecal, whose...
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